How to configure Microsoft Outlook to access Hotmail and Yahoo mail accounts

Microsoft Outlook can be used for accessing both hotmail and yahoo email accounts. Follow the below instructions to configure the mail clients.

Click the tools menu followed by options. This should display the option dialog.

Click on the E-mail accounts button, this should display the mail accounts dialog

Also Read: Configure Gmail in Microsoft Outlook

To configure a new account select Add a new e-mail account option and click Next. This will display the following dialog where the mail server type has to be selected. Hotmail is a HTTP mail server and yahoo is a POP 3 mail server. Select the corresponding options depending upon the email accounts.

Configure Hotmail

To configure Hotmail fill in the required information and click next

Configure Yahoo

To configure Yahoo, fill in the required information regarding the Yahoo’s POP 3 mail server and SMTP server.

The mail accounts now should be available under the folder list.

In Category: Hotmail, Internet Emails, Technical, Yahoo Mail

Ravi Shankar

A Software developer and blogger who is always looking to provide technical help to the wider community.

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  • aman July 17, 2007, 7:38 am

    hello sir
    i want configure my mail yahoo in my MS outlook 2003.plz tell me how configure it.
    thnx

  • Manoj Sharma August 10, 2007, 2:17 pm

    hello sir
    i want configure my mail yahoo in my MS outlook 2007.plz tell me how configure it.

    Tnanks

    Manoj Sharma

  • pei August 21, 2007, 8:51 pm

    i followed the instruction to configure the yahoo account to 2007 MS outlook but it didn’t work…
    can u help

    thanks,
    pei

  • sami September 2, 2007, 7:59 am

    it didnt work for me; it connects to yahoo but keeps on askin for my log in information a million times….

  • dread September 27, 2007, 12:33 pm

    to use this feature, you need to upgrade your yahoo email accounts.

  • Cezar E. Bungay October 4, 2007, 5:52 am

    The pop did it, I can get all my mails from yahoo to outlook 2003, but I had a problem in sending out mails, I’m using the smtp.mail.yahoo.co.uk under the SMTP connection. What should I do next? How will I send emails via Outlook using my yahoomail account?

  • Satveer December 9, 2007, 6:58 pm

    Dear sir,
    I am really tired from the outlook settings. I have a free hotmail account. I don’t know how to configure for free hotmail account. If you have any solution pls mail me at :
    jandu_mlt@hotmail.com
    Thank you very much

  • raju January 9, 2008, 11:20 am

    my problem is enter network user name and passward

  • shaukath February 22, 2008, 2:33 pm

    enter network username and password..

  • kvkdevelopers February 28, 2008, 4:28 am

    hello sir
    i want configure my mail yahoo in my MS outlook ,os windows x p .plz tell me how configure it.

    Tnanks

  • bineeshvt February 28, 2008, 4:32 am

    enter network username and password..

  • Sunil March 24, 2008, 5:26 pm

    I am using Microsoft Outlook 2007. once I click send and receie, it prompts for password eventhough i have opted for save password. on keying the correct password it again prompts for password again. Could someone help me.

  • Pooki April 25, 2008, 5:49 am

    I’m trying to add yahoo to my microsoft outlook e-mail. Everything goes fine until I try to send the test e-mail. It keeps asking for my user name and password, which I’m entering correctly but nothing happens. The “Enter Network Password” box keeps coming back up.

  • Hetu Shah April 25, 2008, 1:15 pm

    when I click on “send and receive” botton in ms outlook 2003, the error “outlook could not connect to the smtp mail server because the server did not accept user name and password “

  • Vaibhav Kamdar April 27, 2008, 6:59 am

    I think every one faces the problem of “Enter Network Password” dialog box….Please provide ne solution if at all sombody has already done

  • rakesh May 1, 2008, 2:52 pm

    how to configure yahoomail and wht is the incoming and outgoing mail server of yahoo and port number also

  • SUNIL May 3, 2008, 8:39 am

    PLZ TELL ME HOW TO CONGIURE OUTLOOK FOR YAHOO.

  • Dawn Paul May 19, 2008, 9:30 am

    On clicking ‘send and receive’ I’m receiving the following error message “Task ‘Hotmail: Folder:Inbox Synchronizing headers.’ reported error (0x800CCCF6) : ‘The server responded ‘Access to Hotmail via Outlook and Outlook Express now REQUIRES A SUBSCRIPTION. Please sign up at http://join.msn.com/general/Email‘. ‘”
    Can’t this be done through a free hotmail account?

  • Tony May 29, 2008, 12:55 am

    dose not work I have followd it to the letter still dose not work

  • Rizwanullah Khan June 10, 2008, 9:58 am

    I’m trying to add yahoo to my microsoft outlook e-mail. Everything goes fine until I try to send the test e-mail. It keeps asking for my user name and password, which I’m entering correctly but nothing happens. The “Enter Network Password” box keeps coming back up.

  • Jasper June 14, 2008, 10:47 am

    “I’m trying to add yahoo to my microsoft outlook e-mail. Everything goes fine until I try to send the test e-mail. It keeps asking for my user name and password, which I’m entering correctly but nothing happens. The “Enter Network Password” box keeps coming back up.”

    I am having exactly the same problem -any advice?

  • JK June 14, 2008, 7:28 pm

    you can not configure free yahoo to outlook,Gmail easy

  • PZ June 25, 2008, 10:22 pm

    JK IS RIGHT! IVE BEEN TRYING TO FIGURE THIS OUT FOR AGES! FREE YAHOO DOES NOT WORK WITH MICROSFT OUTLOOK! FAWWWWQ!

  • manoj July 8, 2008, 7:38 am

    hi
    i wanna configure my hotmail id in microsoft outlook please help me out with solution

    regard

    Manoj

  • raghu July 14, 2008, 8:27 pm

    can you tell is it realy possible to configure yahoo in ms outlook 2003
    and also one more thing can you tell me pop settings for them

  • raghu July 14, 2008, 8:29 pm

    i have two different id’s one is username and other is user id and both are different so please tell me

    with regards

    raghavendra

  • @@@JIGS JEX@@@ July 15, 2008, 5:09 am

    HI,
    COLLEAGEUS,
    I AM TRYING TO ADD YAHOO TO MY MICROOSFT OUTLOOK E-MAIL.EVERYTHING GOES FINE UNTIL I TRY TO SEND THE TEST MAIL IT KEEPS ASKING FOR MY USER NAME AND PASSWORD, WHICH I AM ENTEEEEEEEERING CORRECTLY BUT NOTHING HAPPENS.THE ENTER NETWORK PASSWORDBOX KEEPS COMING BACK UP PLS.HELP MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE —->>>>>>>>>> I M WAITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

  • #@@@9909983099@@@# July 15, 2008, 7:18 am

    HI,
    COLLEAGEUS,
    I AM TRYING TO ADD YAHOO TO MY MICROOSFT OUTLOOK E-MAIL.EVERYTHING GOES FINE UNTIL I TRY TO SEND THE TEST MAIL IT KEEPS ASKING FOR MY USER NAME AND PASSWORD, WHICH I AM ENTEEEEEEEERING CORRECTLY BUT NOTHING HAPPENS.THE ENTER NETWORK PASSWORDBOX KEEPS COMING BACK UP PLS.HELP ME

    THANX&REGARDS

    JIGS BALDANIYA
    9909983099

  • ketan shah July 21, 2008, 12:00 pm

    how to confic microsoft outlook & outlook express in my mail id

  • dborland July 22, 2008, 10:50 am

    i don’t remember all the steps off hand but lots of info is available on setting up ur outlook account – just google it and u get lots of options. Also free accounts such as yahoo does not work with outlook u will need to upgrade ur free yahoo account to a paid yahoo account if u want it to work

    dborland

  • berry August 6, 2008, 12:38 am

    I AM TRYING TO ADD YAHOO TO MY MICROOSFT OUTLOOK E-MAIL.EVERYTHING GOES FINE UNTIL I TRY TO SEND THE TEST MAIL IT KEEPS ASKING FOR MY USER NAME AND PASSWORD, WHICH I AM ENTEEEEEEEERING CORRECTLY BUT NOTHING HAPPENS.THE ENTER NETWORK PASSWORDBOX KEEPS COMING BACK UP PLS.HELP ME

  • Tarun August 18, 2008, 5:31 pm

    Where can we get information regarding ” Ener network password”

  • Debakor Nath September 15, 2008, 6:53 am

    Hi All,

    How can I access the yahoo through the Microsoft outlook 2003. Please send me the total procedure. Im not a yahoo paid subscriber. So please help me for access yahoo through Microsoft Outlook 2003.

    Deba

  • juned October 30, 2008, 10:03 am

    i have configure yahoomail in my outlook but i am facing problem in send receive mail.
    every time
    ant not able to recive mail or send mail.

  • Jay November 4, 2008, 2:44 pm

    HI,
    I do believe that I got the same problem happens to all of you
    We were unable to know the exact outgoing and incoming yahoo mail
    pop.mail.yahoo.com + smtp.mail.yahoo.com
    It is not working
    even If we try to gofor moe seting and do according to the instruction
    I do believe that there are some missing information in the setting faq

    Please friends,,,, Help all of us
    Thanks
    Jay

  • ASHOK GANTHIA December 14, 2008, 5:03 pm

    How can I configure my hotmail acount in outlook 2003,plz gove me solution.I am trying but failed.

  • Mudar December 20, 2008, 3:03 am

    Dear sir / madam,

    Please help me to configured my hotmail account to microsoft outlook 2007.

    Waiting for your reply

  • ahammad shareef December 20, 2008, 7:20 pm

    Pls give out look to yahoo config

  • ahammad shareef December 20, 2008, 7:23 pm

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  • santaperez March 3, 2009, 5:31 am

    cant send mail using outlook please help

  • JBK March 6, 2009, 6:08 am

    hi,
    i could not configure yahoomail in my MS-Outlook 2003 version, i give the input for POP is pop.yahoo.co.uk & for SMTP smtp.yahoo.co.uk. but whenever i send/receive for test msg it asked me username & PW box frequently even i entered correct. i need your sugg. my Yahoo id is jeyabalakrishnanr@yahoo.com

    send me the solution to resolve this bug.

    thankx in anticipation
    Jeyabalakrishnan.R

  • harshit raj March 27, 2009, 4:31 am

    thnx……

  • Craig April 24, 2009, 9:29 am

    Hi. Can receive all my Yahoo emails through Outlook 2007, but unable to send emails from Outlook. It stays in my out box.

    Help me please

    Craig

  • sangay p May 8, 2009, 4:20 am

    hi guys
    i ve been tryin to configure MS outlook 2007 using my yhaoo n hotmail account.. i tried dis coultless but could not establish connection. so can ne one tell me whether we can configure n use MS outlook 2007 using hotmail and yahoo accounts..cheers…

  • Ravi Shankar May 8, 2009, 6:35 am

    Sangay – you can use MS Outlook 2007 Connector for configuring your hotmail account. I have been using this for some time now and works fine. And for Yahoo make sure correct POP3 and SMTP settings are used in your outlook.

  • shervin May 13, 2009, 10:46 am

    hi guys

    only yahoo mail plus works with ms outlook .

  • hajratali June 9, 2009, 11:38 am

    How to configure Microsoft Outlook to access Yahoo mail account setting

  • Dinesh Sharma June 30, 2009, 5:48 am

    Dear Sir,
    i not able to configure my yahoo mail id on outlook please proviode me guidence to configure the mail ID on outlook, i am using outlook thru mobile connection so please send the appropriate steps

    thanks
    Dinesh Sharma

  • Amir Hussain July 14, 2009, 8:30 am

    Hello,

    How to configure Microsoft Outlook to access Yahoo mail account setting in office 2000 and windows Xp

  • Aqeel Ahad September 9, 2009, 5:29 am

    very nic good

  • juedalom October 18, 2009, 2:07 pm

    plese creat my coment from

  • shuhaib October 29, 2009, 6:20 pm

    I have configured my hotmail account but i don’t how connect my office to the web, my office is working offline…..

    HELP ME PLZZZZ ASAP

  • Abhishek December 9, 2009, 1:50 pm

    is there no one to reply back???????

  • kishor gwala October 29, 2010, 12:54 pm

    Configuring yahoo in ms outlook is free or do i hv 2 pay

  • Azeem June 21, 2011, 6:02 pm

    Good. I like this info

  • vivek kr, roy July 13, 2011, 10:59 am

    good and easy step,, like this configuration method

  • mohammad juned August 29, 2011, 11:02 am

    this is really helpfull for me and i configured like this and easy step to configured.

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